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Tech- -BODY / Fixin' Fusey Floors
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:20:02 AM »

Using a rust free  piece of '73 Chrysler trunk floor (thanks
to  Chris in AZ)... I cut out the 3 rusted areas of the F
III  trunk floor with the air body saw (Harbor Freight
special),  then cut the patches out of Chris' piece with a metal
cutting band saw ('50s Craftsman picked up last fall on Craigslist) and
using Eastwood panel  clamps (work great!) tacked them in... next
will come seam welding via gas torch for smooth and narrow welds, does
better thn my Lincoln Mig...  I need a Miller Synchromax 200 TIG

firedome2010-03-11 17:03:30

POLARACO2010-03-10 22:27:06

Tech- - Engine / super lo-mile 318
« on: March 07, 2010, 04:24:44 AM »

Here be a pic of the low-mile 318 I'm putting  in the F3, no sludge ...

firedome2010-03-07 09:27:25

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Dog Dishes for Fuseys
« on: March 06, 2010, 02:35:02 AM »
Anyone know if dog  dish hubhaps were available for 70/71 Fury and
what they look like?  If so I'd imagine they were found on the B
body as well and dern near impossible to find??  I like that look,

I plan to run full size wheel covers most of the time, however it's fun to change it up once in a while...

« on: March 04, 2010, 06:02:32 AM »
OK I've narrowed it down to Kelly Navigator vs Firestone FR380, size
225R75-15..both can be had here for $77 ea, mounted and balanced,
including new stems... any strong opinions either way? Leaaaaburn?
others? Both are just granny all season  tires, but all I'll need
for my Fury III.  Burnouts-R-Not-Us. 

Tech- - Engine / Fury III 318 engine R & R
« on: February 26, 2010, 12:54:25 PM »
Well, I'll still need to do an R & R, but if things work out, not
for freeze plug reasons! ... I've located a 1970 318 with 18k original
miles! Out of a '70 Barracuda that had a smallblock-ectomy in favor of
a 440,  you know, the usual scenario, someone buys some
Secretary's former car and turns it into a Beast... Looks like I'm
buying the pulled engine from the guy that done did it, so rather than
screw around with freeze plugs on a 100,000 mi + engine, I'll need to
yank it and drop this one in place, which makes a lot more sense to
me.  No intake or carb, so those'll swap off'n mine, but
otherwise, it's a complete low mile long block. 

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Firedome's new car... hopefully
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:20:08 PM »
Juat bought this 100% original 1 owner unrestored car, needs nothing, which I had to find because of my pressing physical issues... it's not my beloved '58 DeSoto, but I love it nontheless.... very rare 3 spd stick with 352 V8...
POLARACO2010-02-24 20:53:07

General BS and Laughs / Die By Wire ... Toyota's latest
« on: February 09, 2010, 12:09:26 PM »
Holy Crap!! I just heard on radio that now there's been a bunch of
complaints about steering problems on Corollas - I believe that like
the Prius brakes, and accelerators on other Toys, they are Drive by
Wire electronic controlled, ie no mechanical connection ... is it just
me? No Way do I want to drive a car that is only sensor/computer
controlled, unless maybe there is Triple Redunancy on everything, like
in the Space Shuttle... steering & brakes & gas By Wire??? NO

General BS and Laughs / Those's all their fault!!
« on: January 28, 2010, 01:40:50 PM »

Yes, those Toyota gas pedals are made in.... Canada!!!

Lea, ya'll have a lot to answer for  Did you instigate

this to swing those sales to Mopar hmmmmm???!!

firedome2010-01-28 18:41:20

General BS and Laughs / Thank you HOLLAND!!!
« on: January 26, 2010, 10:12:26 AM »

Sjak - I owe you a beer!!!!!!

"GM sells SAAB to Spyker" .... YEEEEE HAAAAAW !!!

My favorite NEW car will live on now, thanks to Spyker Motors and Victor Muller of Holland!!

The New 9-5 is awesome...  (Google it).

Now they can get back to the real SAAB, like before GM meddled with it!

GO SAAB!!!!!!!

from one with 5 SAABS in the family, all going strong:

'84 900 Turbo - 105k highly modified autocrosser

'87 900 - 320k and still burns no oil!

'99 9-3 red 189k

'99 9-3 blue 135k

'01 9-5 Aero Turbo S (faster 30 to 80 than a Ferrari 348) 140k

firedome2010-01-26 15:14:57

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Detroit or Deleo Upholstery book
« on: January 19, 2010, 07:21:50 AM »

Anyone ever heard of these books or have access to one? The folks at
Original Auto Interior told me they were given out to upholstery shops
each year, showing the fabrics that were used for each car for that
year. I need the numbers from it to get cloth seat material for my '56
Packard and '58 DeSoto since the original seat fabric for samples is
gone.... StitcherBob, or anybody, know? 
firedome2010-01-19 12:22:38

General BS and Laughs / SPACE- the final frontier!
« on: January 13, 2010, 11:03:21 AM »

Finally!! - it looks like the Quest for Space ... aka garage
expansion... will start getting underway this Friday, now that it may
be above freezing for the first time in weeks!   YAY!  A
14 x 17 shed which is right behind the 24 x 22 garage will be moved
across the back yard while ground is still frozen, to make way for a
DIY addition to the back of that red garage at left,  making the 2 car garage into a
4 car. I know, I know, it'll still be too small, but an 8ft high fence
4 ft from the new back wall limits how far back I can go ... well, I
just may try  to expand it a bit sideways too, and pick up a few
feet that way.... so, this year's goal is to get corner and center
poles in (pole barn type construction, I put a garage on my old house
in VT that way, it's cheaper) -  and the roof on, which gives a
carport type storage area for now, then when I have the $$$, close it
in, and pour concrete floor up to the 2 X 12 floor girts... the
objective is 2 "dead" storage spaces and a decent 1 x 2 car work space,
that's' all  I will get in that small yard... hmmm,...but if I put
in extra tall poles,  maybe pick up storage upstairs?? ... always
always always need more space!!  and now, hopefully, getting
Cripes, I was 40 before I even had a garage... never forget changing
the '68 Dart GT radiator in our gravel driveway, middle of January
1983, 30 mph wind, 12 degrees outside, when the wife hit a cow coming home
from night shift at the hospital... but that's another story!

firedome2010-01-15 16:34:58

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Current Tires for Vintage Cars
« on: January 11, 2010, 05:57:14 AM »
Lea - as our resident tire expert - what is a good choice for currently
readily available inexpensive currnent production summer/all-season
tires in these sizes (prob get from Tire Rack?):

F78 x 15 for '71 F III...( I'm thinking 215 or 225 x 15? and wheel upgrade to Dippy wheels?)

8.00 x 14 for '58 DeSoto  (if I upgrade the F3 wheels can I use the old 15" wheels on the DeS?)

7.60 x 15 for '56 Packard 

I'm OK with narrow WWs, I can't afford period style Wide WWs for the '56 and '58 right now...

Tech- -BODY / ANY 69-73 4 dr Fusies in yards???
« on: January 08, 2010, 05:48:01 AM »

Anybody seen any Fusie 4 dr sedans in yards? I particularly need driver
side rear door glass for a 4 dr post sedan, and a bezel for the 
trunk lid lock - the one that's mounted off center on the pass. side of
the trunk and says "Fury III" on it... and not pitted too much (mine
is) ... help??

Any of youse AZ/CA guys seen any ?? I need some good chrome trim for the '71 F III!!!

Also need assorted stuff off of any 4 dr fusie...

firedome2010-01-08 10:51:06

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / PW switch terminal connectors
« on: December 23, 2009, 03:55:53 PM »
Anyone know a source for the tubular or barrel shaped pin connectors
for 69-74 power window switches?  The local electronics supplier
is no help, or Napa etc...

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